Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Ethan Edvenson grew up experiencing the city lifestyle while living in the countryside. Influenced by a variety of books and television shows, Ethan spent most of his early youth drawing as a way of retelling the stories he had heard or making his own. This eventually grew to him making comics based on his own stories as well as other artworks during his teenage years. However, despite how much he enjoyed making art, Ethan hadn’t considered beginning a career in the art field until a publications teacher in high school asked him to draw cartoons for the school newspaper.
Ethan Edvenson is a fine artist who emphasizes in drawing. He primarily works with India ink and acrylic paint on wooden panels and different types of paper. Many of his works are defined by their loose brushstrokes and linework, use of gravity, and a high control of color. Running themes Ethan uses include paranoia, isolation, consumption of media, and humor. These ideas are usually depicted through abstract monuments, appropriated imagery, and figures which come together with text to create a fuzzy narrative.